Short Title:Screenwriting 2
Full Title:Screenwriting 2
Module Code:SCRW H2001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities and Arts
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to further advance the screenwriting skills acquired in Screenwriting 1, Semester 3. The module aims to enable students to practice the various tools of screenwriting through the development of a number short scripts for the screen. These scripts will include both live action and animation. In addition, students will continue to critique and assess both their own and peer story ideas and scripts.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Utilise the various elements of narrative screenwriting.
LO2 Critically assess the standard and viability of story ideas and scripts.
LO3 Write a short script for live action in accustomed format and to a professional standard
LO4 Write a short script for animation in accustomed format and to a professional standard

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Indicative Assessment: two short live action scripts; one animation script 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Reading, Viewing, Writing 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Blazer, Liz 2015, Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps For Creating Animation and Motion Graphics, Peachpit Press
  • Movshovitz, Dean 2015, Pixar Storytelling: Rule for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar;s Greatest Films, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
  • Thurlow, Clifford, Thurlow, Max 2013, Making Short Films, Third Edition, The Complete Guide from Script to Screen, 3rd Ed. Ed., Bloomsbury Academic
  • Wright, Jean 2005, Animation Writing and Development: From Script Development to Pitch (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation), Routledge
  • Cowgill, Linda J. 2005, Writing Short Films: Structure and Content for Screenwriters, Lone Eagle Publishing Co.
  • Nash, Patrick 2012, Short Films: Writing the Screenplay, Creative Essentials
  • Cooper, Patricia 2004, Writing the Short Film, Routledge
  • Yorke, John 2014, Into the Woods: How Stories Work and Why, Penguin
  • McKee, Robert 2005, Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting, Methuen Publishing
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 4 Mandatory